Rihanna is a musical legend, a certified billionaire, and a pop culture icon in every way.
And now, she’s expecting a baby — which has made everyone (including her most die-hard fans) happy.
There are simply not enough words to describe how much we, as a collective of womanhood, love our “Rih-Rih.” She strong, funny, empowered, and — most of all, though not most importantly of all — beautiful both inside and out.
And in her recent interview with Vogue, she explained how she plans on using her latest announcement (that’s the baby, of course) to change how society views women — and pregnant women, in particular.
“I’m hoping that we were able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women,” Rihanna said to the revered fashion outlet. “My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”
There’s no question that Rihanna really understood the assignment when it came to her pregnancy — and, specifically, how to respond to it. But there have been plenty of other times when she understood the assignment, as well.
Here are just 6 of our many favorite moments.
The Met Gala
Every. Single. Time.
There isn’t a time Rihanna doesn’t steal the show at every Met Gala she attends.
But why y’all gaggin’, though?
The Maternity Shoot
Although Rihanna isn’t the first celebrity to pose for maternity pictures with her belly out and about, she definitely made it look the most stylish. No Walmart-brand elastic waistbands for this Bajan beauty!
Must be l̶o̶v̶e̶ babies on the brain! ❤️ Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are going to be PARENTS! See their stunning pregnancy photoshoot here: https://t.co/YyTIpcU3Y5
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— E! News (@enews) January 31, 2022
Savage x Fenty’s various campaigns
Savage x Fenty has some of the most stylish, sexy campaigns in the world, but one of the sexiest campaigns was its Valentine’s Day 2022 campaign — envisioned by Queen Rih herself. And we continue to stan.
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The Way She Hid Her Pregnancy
Before Rihanna announced that she was expecting her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky, she cleverly hid her pregnancy in a number of ways — and a report from Cosmopolitan shows how she pulled off the impossible.
How She Addressed Those False Cheating Rumors
That Time Rihanna Became a Billionaire
Our sister site AfroTech recently reported that Rihanna just became the richest female musician in the world — and the second-richest Black female entertainer (behind Oprah).
She is, officially, a billionaire — and that’s a beautiful thing.